Free agent cornerback Richard Sherman was arrested early Wednesday morning in King County, Washington, on the charge of burglary domestic violence. According to public records, the case is being investigated as a felony.
Sherman was denied bail, but a spokesman for the Redmond Police Department told ESPN it’s standard procedure to hold domestic violence suspects without bail until they appear in front of a judge. The spokesman also provided additional details about the arrest. Via ESPN:
The spokesman, who would not confirm the name of the person taken into custody, said a 911 call from the residence was received at 2 a.m. PT. The person calling said that an adult male family member who did not live at the residence was attempting to force his way into the home.
When police arrived, the suspect was located outside the home. He fought with police but was eventually apprehended and taken to a local hospital to be checked but was cleared and then booked into the King County Correctional Facility.
The spokesman said no one in the residence was injured.
According to TMZ, Sherman became uncooperative during questioning and a police dog had to be used to help take him into custody.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Washington State Police are investigating Sherman in connection to a single-car hit and run. It’s not known if that incident, which allegedly happened at 1:00 a.m. PT, is related to the alleged domestic violence incident, which police were alerted to at 2:00 a.m. PT via a 911 call.
The NFL Players Association has released a statement about Sherman’s arrest.
Sherman, 33, is a 10-year NFL veteran. He spent seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks before signing with the San Francisco 49ers before the 2018 season. He was released by the Niners in February following the end of his three-year contract, and has yet to sign with a new team for the 2021 season.
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